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Lightspark 0.5.6 Brings New Flash Features

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Published on 12 April 2012 03:36 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Proprietary Software
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In light of Adobe killing Flash for Linux, there's a new release of the open-source Lightspark Flash Player. Lightspark 0.5.6 is the new release with a number of noteworthy improvements.

Key improvements for Lightspark 0.5.6 are mentioned on the blog of Alessandro Pignotti, Lightspark's lead developer:

- Fix YouTube sup­port for sev­eral videos
- Sup­port for cus­tom serialization/deserialization
- Sup­port RPC (NetConnection::call)
- Sup­port for PNG images
- Exper­i­men­tal sup­port for Google Street View
- Sup­port for Fire­fox 10

There's also the "usual load of sta­bil­ity fixes." Pignotti explains he is also trying to better support Lightspark's ability to handle YouTube and Farmville. "As you can see exper­i­men­tal sup­port for Google Street View is now avail­able (kudos to Antti Ajanki for this). More­over, the RPC and seri­al­iza­tion sup­port has been writ­ten in an ongo­ing effort by me to sup­port Far­mVille and sim­i­lar highly inter­ac­tive and com­plex flash games. We are def­i­nitely expand­ing the scope of what is con­sid­ered sup­ported, but there are still some unfin­ished cor­ners in YouTube sup­port, and many other video play­ers do not work yet."

The code to this latest Lightspark Flash Player release is available from Launchpad.net.

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